Cheri Peoples

Teeny Tiny Miniature Pumpkins

September 9, 2016
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I’ve been decorating for Fall even though it is still pretty warm. I found these adorable little pods that look like teeny, tiny, miniature pumpkins. I have the antique truck in the middle of the hearth table. Aren’t they adorable? Have you started decorating for Fall?


Fall Is In The Air at the Bungalow

September 2, 2016
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I’ve started working on my hearth room fireplace. I don’t know if I have ever shared this with you but we have 4 fireplaces at the Bungalow. This one, there is one in the kitchen, one in the Master Bedroom and one in the in-law quarters. It’s not done but it’s a start. I pulled […]


The Coffee Bar Part 1

August 28, 2016
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The Coffee Bar In the hearth room there is/was a wet bar. My sister had the fabulous idea to make it into a coffee bar. You can see the bar to the right of the fireplace. I started by painting the back wall in chalkboard paint and the other walls white. You can click to […]


Coffee Bar- Part 1

August 14, 2016
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I mentioned our coffee bar HERE. This house was build in the 70’s and they had a wet bar in the hearth room. My sister brought up a great idea– make it into a coffee bar and that is where the inspiration began. You can see the hearth bar in the photos when I was […]


The Bungalow Kitchen Update 2-before, during and now

August 13, 2016
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It feels so good to finally have the top cabinets done and installed again. One good thing with our OPEN CONCEPT, for the last 2 1/2 months of working on the kitchen, is that everyone got familiar with where we had things. Last night the kids were saying “I think I liked the open concept […]


Kitchen Cabinets

August 7, 2016
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Before you know it THIS and THIS will look like THIS. We closed on the house the end of May and moved in the beginning of June. The first project was the kitchen. You can check more of it out HERE . We were in the midst of summer and projects and swim meets every weekend. […]


Table Renovation

July 31, 2016
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We had already made an offer on this house, had a lot of our boxes packed but we weren’t done packing, when I decided to have a DO-OVER with this table.  My husband thought I was nuts- there was still so much to do but I knew once we moved it would take forever to get […]


Chalk Recipe

July 29, 2016
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If you have priced the small containers of chalkboard paint and you want to do a large project it can add up fast. In addition- You need 2-3 coats of paint. I mixed up my own which was so easy. 1/3 Cup of plaster of paris 1/4 Cup water 1 Cup of Black Paint- you […]


Chalk It Up

July 26, 2016
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I decided to add chalkboard to 2 sides of the wall between the kitchen and hearth room. It is the perfect place to make a grocery list. This side is for sweet messages. I made my own recipe for the chalk paint.  I will post that next. Then the next post -coming soon- will be the […]


Restoration Hardware Knock-Off Corbels

July 5, 2016
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When I posted our kitchen update here, I promised a tutorial on the corbels. I love the rustic weathered wood look from Restoration Hardware. The corbels from Restoration Hardware were $150 each.  We needed 8 ( $1200) We went with the Mission Corbel from Home Depot. $50 each ($400) plus stain. There are 3 pretty easy […]


The BUNGALOW -Our Kitchen Update- Before, During and NOW

July 3, 2016
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It isn’t going to be a before and after because we are still in the process and need to do a few more things but you can see where we are for now. Let’s start with a NOW and then we will get into the BEFORE, During and more NOW photos. Welcome to our Kitchen. […]


This Is For The Birds

July 1, 2016
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When we moved in to the new house there were 4 barn swallow nests on the house.  3 were on the back covered porch and one on the front covered porch. (We had a dead bird on the back patio and one of the nest had eggs that never made it.  A second nest was […]